SB1053 - Requires law enforcement agencies to prohibit racial profiling practices and report statistics
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||Requires law enforcement agencies to prohibit racial profiling practices and report statistics
CCS/HS/SB 1053 - This act requires peace officers to report
certain information concerning each stop of a motor vehicle,
including the racial identity of the person stopped, the
violations alleged, the circumstances surrounding any resulting
search and whether any arrest was made. Each law enforcement
agency is required to review reports of its officers to determine
whether any individual officer is making disproportionate stops
of minority groups. If so, the act requires the agency to report
the information to the Attorney General.
The Attorney General shall compile the data in an annual
report to the Governor and General Assembly, identifying any
patterns regarding disproportionate share of stops of minority
group members, and making any appropriate recommendations for
training and counseling of officers. Each law enforcement agency
shall adopt a policy on race-based traffic stops, providing for
periodic review and appropriate counseling and training of
officers. The Governor may withhold any state funds appropriated
to a law enforcement agency that fails to comply with the act.
Law enforcement agencies may use federal funds to equip vehicles
with a video camera and voice-activated microphones. This
portion of the act is similar to HB 2056.
Each city and county may establish a local civilian review
board with authority to investigate allegations of misconduct by
local law enforcement officers towards the public.